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Mukozuke: C.163-1934

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Pottery: Kenzan (Studio)




Stoneware food bowl, thrown and turned with foliate rim, and turned-out base. Camellia decoration inside and out, with white slip petals, mottled green enamel surround and yellow stamens, covered with a clear glaze. Firing ash deposits in well indicate that this piece is not of top quality.


History note: Unknown before Frank Brangwyn, RA

Legal notes

Bought from Frank Brangwyn, uaing the Glaisher Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 6.50 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Kyoto ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1934-09-20) by Brangwyn, Frank


18th Century
Edo Period (1615-1868)
Circa 1700 - Circa 1799


Cf Fig.817 in 'Janpanese ceramics in Idemitau Collection'.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( mottled green, yellow)
Well Of The Bowl composed of ash deposit
Bowl Diameter 11.00 cm
Base Diameter 6.40 cm

Materials used in production

clear glaze Glaze

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: KENZAN

  • Text: KENZAN mark brushed in brown in a retangle
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Brush painted
  • Type: Maker's mark

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.163-1934
Primary reference Number: 72357
Old number: BJ.25
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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